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It was new comic book day yesterday. What’d everyone enjoy? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

Kotaku – Popular Japanese YouTuber Is Getting His Own Manga – Interesting to see. Guess we’ll have to review this for our Manga Monday!

Newsarama – History Channel & Morgan Spurlock To Decode Superheroes – This could be interesting.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Newsarama – Batman #21

Atomic Junk Shop – Mega Princess #5

Talking Comics – Ninjak #26

The Outhousers – Regression #1

Newsarama – Secret Empire #0

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope is On Hulu and We’ve Got Copies to Give Away!

You can watch the the full documentary directly on Hulu.

We’ve teamed up with NECA and are giving away two copies of Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope to celebrate it’s launch on Hulu. We have two copies of DVD packs with mini-figures of Stan Lee and Harry Knowles to give away and entry is easy.

How to enter:

Yes, it’s really that simple and you can do both to enter. We’ll run the contest through midnight Tuesday September 18, 2012 and you must be in the US to enter. I caught the movie when it was released on Video on Demand and then bought a copy at San Diego Comic-Con. It’s a fantastic documentary that shows off different aspects of fandom and the atmosphere you experience heading to SDCC, and really any convention in general. I can’t recommend it enough, it’s fun, entertaining and keeps you hooked throughout. This is a movie that embraces geek culture and celebrates it completely.

So, you can win a copy yourself, just by doing the above or watch it right now on Hulu.

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope To Be Released On DVD On July 10, 2012

COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE

TO BE RELEASED ON DVD ON JULY 10, 2012

Critically-Acclaimed Documentary Will Be Released In Two Special Edition Sets   With One-of-A-Kind Figurines – Including the First Ever Joss Whedon Action Figure

Los Angeles, CA (June 13, 2012) – Chris Ball, President and CEO of LA-based film production and distribution company Wrekin Hill Entertainment, and Joel Weinshanker, President and CEO of NECA Films, a division of NECA, announced today that Morgan Spurlock’s (SUPER SIZE ME) COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE will be released on DVD ($19.99 SRP) on July 10, 2012. The film will also be available in two Collectors Editions with figurines ($29.99SRP).

The two Collector’s Editions will contain the DVD alongside action figures of Stan Lee and Harry Knowles or Joss Whedon and Spurlock. This is the first time mega-director Whedon has been immortalized into action figure status… which will no doubt delight fans everywhere.

The Whedon/Spurlock special editions will be sold exclusively at Toys “R” Us stores nationwide.  The products are part of a unique retail opportunity with Toys “R” Us and will be sold alongside other action items dedicated to Comic-Con 2012.  The Lee/Knowles editions will be available at select stores and at online retailers.  A third combo-pack from HeroClix with all four figures and the DVD will also be available in July at game stores nationwide ($29.99 SRP).

The DVD will include the following special features: Behind-the-Scenes Featurette, Deleted Scenes, Talent Interviews and Trailer. Fans will also be able to purchase the DVD and Collector’s Editions at Comic-Con International in San Diego (July 12-15).

COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE explores this amazing cultural phenomenon by following the lives of five attendees as they descend upon the ultimate geek mecca at San Diego Comic-Con 2010.

One on one interviews with Comic-Con veterans who have turned their passions into professions include Stan Lee, Joss Whedon, Frank Miller, Kevin Smith, Matt Groening, Seth Rogen, Eli Roth and others are shared throughout the film along with up close and up front coverage of all the panels, parades, photos, costumes, crowds and camaraderie that make up one of the largest fan gatherings in the U.S.   COMIC- CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE was released theatrically and on VOD in early April 2012.

COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE Product Details

Format : DVD

Street Date: July 10, 2012

Pre-Order: June 4, 2012

Running time: 86 min.

Rating: PG-13

DVD SRP: $19.00

DVD with collectable figures: $29.99

Audio: English 5.1

Subtitles: English and Spanish

Closed Captioned

Bonus Features

Behind the Scenes Featurette
Deleted Scenes
Interviews

Trailer

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About Wrekin Hill Entertainment

WREKIN HILL ENTERTAINMENT is a Los Angeles-based production and distribution company, founded by the former Newmarket Films team of Chris Ball and Rene Cogan. Ball and Cogan built a reputation at Newmarket for producing and distributing such indie classics as MEMENTO, DONNIE DARKO, WHALE RIDER, MONSTER, and THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. Wrekin Hill has a multi-year US home entertainment distribution deal with Lionsgate, and a three-year multi-platform output deal with Canadian distributor eOne. The company aims to distribute four to five quality theatrical releases each year, in addition to its ancillary driven output, with a focus on the same kind of director-driven specialty films on which the team has built its reputation. During 2011, Wrekin Hill has theatrically released such films as Peter Weir’s THE WAY BACK, and Spencer Susser’s HESHER starring Joseph Gordon Levitt and Natalie Portman.  In early 2012, the company released award-winning Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s (HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS, HERO) and producer Zhang Weiping’s THE FLOWERS OF WAR starring Academy Award® winning actor Christian Bale, Morgan Spurlock’s COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE, and DARK TIDE starring Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez. Wrekin Hill will release British box office hit THE INBETWEENERS later this year.

 

About National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA)

NECA INC. operates as a media and entertainment company in the US and internationally, with divisions dedicated to Consumer Products, Filmed Entertainment, and Online Retailing / Digital Distribution.  The Consumer Products division is a leading manufacturer and distributor of entertainment related products, dominating the specialty market.  The Filmed Entertainment division is investing in the production and distribution of content that will benefit from NECA’s unique and proprietary distribution and marketing model.  The online division leverages NECA’s properties to provide an immersive, platform-agnostic entertainment experience through subscription and transactional models.

Those Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope Heroclix

This July Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope gets a combo DVD pack with some HeroclixStan Lee, Joss Whedon, Harry Knowles and Morgan Spurlock get immortalized in the game/toys.  The limited edition combo-pack will be available at comic shops and specialty stores in time for San Diego Comic-Con 2012, with a number of the sets being sold at the show itself at the NECA booth.

You better believe I’ll be picking this up and I’ll let you know how their battle with Batman, Superman, Avengers and X-Men goes.

Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan’s Hope — New Featurette!

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Have you ever imagined a place where Vulcans and vampires get along? Where wizards and wookies can be themselves? Welcome to Comic-Con San Diego. What started as a fringe comic book convention for 500 fans has grown into the pop culture event of the year that influences every form of entertainment, now attended by over 140,000 strong.

COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FANS HOPE – a film by Morgan Spurlock explores this amazing cultural phenomenon by following the lives of five attendees as the descend upon theultimate geek mecca at San Diego Comic-Con 2010:

  • Eric, an aspiring illustrator, is hoping to impress publishers and land a job;
  • Holly, a costume and creature designer, hopes her creations will win the big prize;
  • Chuck, a long-time comic book dealer, is looking for a big sale to pay off his debts;
  • Skip, longtime amateur illustrator wants to be discovered at this year’s event;
  • James, a young fan, hopes his girlfriend will accept a dramatic proposal.

One on one interviews with Comic-Con Veterans who have turned their passions into professions include Stan Lee, Joss Whedon, Frank Miller, Kevin Smith, Matt Groening, Seth Rogen, Eli Roth and others are shared throughout the film along with up close and up front coverage of all the panels, parades, photos, costumes, crowds and camaraderie that make up one of the largest fan gatherings in the U.S.

Presented by Stan Lee and Joss Whedon, COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FANS HOPE is directed by Morgan Spurlock; produced by Spurlock, Jeremy Chilnick, MatthewGalkin, Harry Knowles and Thomas Tull; and written by Spurlock and Chilnick.

Release Date:
April 5th, 2012 – Theatrical in LA
April 6th, 2012 – VOD
April 13th, 2012- Theatrical in NY
Date TBD for DVD

Director: Morgan Spurlock
Featuring: Jessica Merizan, Holly Conrad and James Darling
Produced By: Jeremy Chilnick, Matthew Galkin, Harry Jay Knowles, Stan Lee, Morgan Spurlock, Thomas Tull and Joss Whedon
Run Time: 88 minutes
Rating: PG-13 for some sex and drug references, language and brief horror images
Distributor: Wrekin Hill Entertainment

Website – http://comicconmovie.com/
Fan page – https://www.facebook.com/comicconmovie
Twitter – https://twitter.com/#!/comicconmovie
Youtube channel – http://www.youtube.com/user/ComicConDoc

Around the Tubes – It’s Time to Get My Geek On!

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Today is the first day of Gen Con!  Expect lots of coverage of the next four days with photos and reviews of games I demo.  So much going on, and so much fun as I do the usual and meet up with my Buffalo buddies to cause absolute mayhem.  While I cause trouble and do my best to not get my press pass revoked, here’s the news you might have missed.

Around the Blogs:

The Times of India – Comic books curb obesity in kidsAnother positive about comic books.

Geekweek – Laurence Fishburne Is MAN OF STEEL’S Perry WhiteAnd the haters came out again.

ICv2 – Marvel Says New Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Is Not GayInteresting how all of the news sources that says he’s gay are conservative that parrot each other.  Nope, information doesn’t flow from one to the other at all.

Courier Journal – U of L library plans comic-book exhibitThe university is displaying a 2,000 issue collection.

The Beat – Spurlock’s Comic-Con documentary to premiere at Toronto Film FestivalI really want to see this.

Bleeding Cool – IDW To Continue UK Transformers Continuity By Simon Furman And Andrew Wildman – Now, this is interesting.

ICv2 – Superhero Body Count Is Growing – Sigh….

Con Coverage:

MTV Geek – Gen Con: Fantasy Flight Games Snags Star Wars License, Announces Two Titles

Around the Tubes Reviews:

ICv2 – Fighting American

CBR – The Infinite #1

Blog Critics Books – The Lives of Sacco and Vanzetti

Benzinga – We Shall Never Forget 9/11 “The Kids’ Book of Freedom

Bleeding Cool – Wednesday Comics Review: Punisher #1 and Severed #1

MTV Geek – Image Reviews: The Infinite #1, Severed #1, and Pigs #1

Bleeding Cool – Wednesday Comics Review: Ultimate Fallout #4 And Batman Knight Of Vengeance #3

Complex – Review: Does Marvel’s Relaunch Of “The Punisher” Give The Character New Life?

Dark Horse Comics Signing Schedule and More!

Official Press Release

DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2011 SCHEDULE!

SIGNINGS, PANELS, AND GREEN SCREENS, OH MY!

July 13, MILWAUKIE, OR—It’s here! San Diego Comic-Con 2011 is upon us, and Dark Horse Comics is telling you all the goods ahead of time! Plan accordingly!

SIGNINGS

Wednesday, July 20

7:30 p.m.—Preview Night Reveal

 

Thursday, July 21

11 a.m.— Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá

11 a.m.—Tara McPherson (The Art of Tara McPherson)

12:30 p.m.—Eric Powell (The Goon)

2 p.m.—Bruce Campbell (My Name Is Bruce) *Ticketed by Lottery

3 p.m.—Morgan Spurlock (Supersized)

3:30 p.m.—Jerry Robinson (Jet Scott)

4:30 p.m.—Jill Thompson (Beasts of Burden)

 

Friday, July 22

10 a.m.—Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo)

10 a.m.—Rebecca Guay (The Last Dragon)

11 a.m.—Menton3 and Patric Reynolds (The Thing)

11:30 a.m.—Dark Horse Presents Signing: Jim Steranko (Red Tide) and Neal Adams (Blood) *Ticketed by Lottery

12 p.m.—Stephan Martiniere and Michael Heisler (Rage)

1 p.m.—Gerard Way (The Umbrella Academy) *Ticketed by Lottery

3:30 p.m.—Star Wars Signing: Mick Harrison (Dark Times); John Jackson Miller and Michael Heisler (Knight Errant); Scott Allie (Jedi: The Dark Side); Rob Chestney (The Old Republic: Threat of Peace); Alexander Freed (The Old Republic: The Lost Suns); Jeremy Barlow (The Clone Wars)

5 p.m.—Falling Skies Signing: Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Colin Cunningham, Sarah Carter, Mark Verheiden *Ticketed by Lottery

 

Saturday, July 23

10 a.m.—Mac Walters and John Jackson Miller, Michael Heisler (Mass Effect)

11 a.m.—Mike Mignola (Hellboy)

11 a.m.—Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo)

12 p.m.—Whedonverse Signing: Zack Whedon, Andrew Chambliss, Georges Jeanty, Jo Chen *Ticketed by Lottery

12 p.m.—Adam Warren (Empowered)

1 p.m.—Jon Schnepp, Eric Powell, Jeremy Barlow (Dethklok) *Ticketed by Lottery

1 p.m.—Robert E. Howard Signing: Stuart Moore, Paul Sammon, Tomás Giorello

2 p.m.—Conan the Barbarian Signing: Rose McGowan *Ticketed by Lottery

2 p.m.—Dark Horse Presents (Carla Speed McNeil, Sanford Greene, Ricardo Delgado)

3:30 p.m.—Tsuneo Goda (Domo) *Ticketed by Lottery

3:30 p.m.—Mink (Shinjuku)

5 p.m.—Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) *Ticketed by Lottery

 

Sunday, July 24

10:30 a.m.—Rob Hughes and Thomas Yeates (The Outlaw Prince)

11 a.m.—Rob Reger and Buzz Parker (Emily the Strange)

12 p.m.—Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino (Avatar: The Last Airbender) *Ticketed by Lottery

12 p.m.—Ethan and Malachai Nicolle (Axe Cop)

1 p.m.—Larry Marder – Beanworld

2:30 p.m.—Doug Sneyd – The Art of Doug Sneyd

3 p.m.—Mike Mignola (Hellboy)

PANELS

Thursday, July 21

12 p.m.–1 p.m. Dark Horse: Fall Publishing Highlights! Room 32AB

Super-secret surprise guests!

5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Creepy and Eerie: Comics That Can Still Scare You! Room 24ABC

Including: Jason Shawn Alexander (Abe Sapien), J. C. Vaughn (Doctor Solar), and Nathan Fox (Haunt)

Special Guests: Ken Kelly (Creepy/Eerie) and Bruce Jones (Checkmate)

Moderated by Dan Braun (Creepy) and Josh Braun (A History of Violence)

Friday, July 22

11 a.m.–12 p.m. Mike Mignola: Worlds at War Room 4

Special Guests: Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Tyler Crook (B.P.R.D.), and Scott Allie (editor)

1 p.m.–2 p.m. Dark Horse Comics: 20 Years of Star Wars Room 7AB

Including: Randy Stradley (editor), Mick Harrison (Dark Times—first public appearance!), Dave Marshall (editor), Scott Allie and Stéphane Roux (Jedi: The Dark Side), John Jackson Miller (Knight Errant), Dave Filoni and the Fillbach brothers (The Clone Wars), Leland Y. Chee (Keeper of the Holocron’s Blog), Timothy Zahn (Choices of One), Shelly Shapiro (Del Rey editor), and more!

2 p.m.–3 p.m. Dark Horse Presents: The Panel Room 25ABC

Including: Mike Richardson (Dark Horse president), Eric Powell (The Goon), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Sanford Greene (Deadpool), and many more!

Saturday, July 23

3 p.m.–4 p.m. Dark Horse: Joss Whedon Room: Indigo

4 p.m.–5 p.m. Dark Horse and BioWare: A Comic and Video-Game Partnership

Room 23ABC

Including: Alexander Freed (Star Wars: The Old Republic), Mac Walters (Mass Effect 3), John Jackson Miller (Mass Effect), and Dave Marshall (editor)

GREEN SCREEN

 

Thursday, July 21

9 a.m.–11 a.m.: Hellboy

11 a.m.–2 p.m.: The Goon

2 p.m.–4 p.m.: Mass Effect

4 p.m.–7 p.m.: Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Angel & Faith

Friday, July 22

9 a.m.–12 p.m.: Star Wars

12 p.m.–3 p.m.: Falling Skies

3 p.m.–7 p.m.:  Mass Effect

 

Saturday, July 23

9 a.m.–11 a.m.: Hellboy

11 a.m.–2 p.m.: Dylan Dog

2 p.m.–5 p.m.: Conan

5 p.m.–7 p.m.: Buffy / Angel & Faith

 

Sunday, July 24

9 a.m.–11 a.m.: The Goon

11 a.m.–1 p.m.: Star Wars

1 p.m.–3 p.m.: Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Angel & Faith

3 p.m.–5 p.m.: Hellboy

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